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Key Findings

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Composition by Race/Ethnicity

  • About 21% of undergraduates identified as Underrepresented Racial minorities (URM) in fall 2015.
  • Latino/a/Hispanic are the largest racial and ethnic minority group among undergraduates at Santa Clara, comprising 17.3% of the undergraduate student body.
  • As demonstrated in the trend figures, Santa Clara is more diverse today than it was in 2005. In 2015, 51.6% of undergraduates identified as a race/ethnicity other than white compared to 43.3% in 2005.

Composition by Gender

49.3% of undergraduates were female-identified in fall 2015.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Composition by Race/Ethnicity

  • Graduate students and faculty are the least diverse population (in terms of domestic data on URM groups) at Santa Clara.
  • About 13.1% of graduate students identified as domestic URM in fall 2015. This proportion has been increasing since 2003 (7.9%).
  • Latino/a/Hispanics are the largest URM group among graduates at Santa Clara, and comprise 10.5% of all graduate students.
  • About a third or more (37%) of graduate students identify are international, other, or unknown.

Composition by Gender

  • 49.7% of graduate students were female-identified in fall 2015.

FACULTY

  • Full-time faculty are included in data. Faculty members with administrative positions such as Dean, Vice Provost, Provost, and President are excluded in faculty metrics, and included in staff metrics.
  • Faculty data do not disaggregate international and domestic.
  • Faculty categories by tenure states (i.e. tenured/tenure-track and non-tenure track) are available on the dashboard. Through faculty composition also varies by college/school and department, those data are not provided to IPEDS (data source for the dashboards); as such, those category breakdowns are not available on the dashboard.

Composition by Race/Ethnicity

  • Faculty and graduate students are the least diverse population at Santa Clara.
  • About 11.2% of faculty self-identify as domestic URM in fall 2015. This proportion has increased only slightly since 2003 (8.6%).
  • 71.1% of faculty identified as white in fall 2015, compared to 81% in fall 2003.
  • Latino/a/Hispanics are the largest URM group among faculty at Santa Clara and comprise 8.2% of all full-time faculty.

Composition by Gender

  • About 45.5% of faculty were female-identified in fall 2015. This is an increase since 2003 when 37% of faculty were female-identified.

STAFF

  • Staff include non-academic (non-faculty) employees. Only full-time employees are included.
  • Faculty with administrative appointments such as Dean, Vice Provost, Provost, and President are included in staff data.
  • Only aggregated staff categories are included in the dashboard at this time. Composition varies by position (i.e., service workers, clerical, other professional, senior managers, etc.). Additional details will be provided later.

Composition by Race/Ethnicity

  • Staff are more diverse than the faculty population at Santa Clara.
  • About 24.1% of staff identify as URM.
  • "Two or more races" is included as a reporting category in fall 2013, which may account for the apparent stagnant diversity of staff since 2001. In fall 2015, 39.4% of staff identified as something other than white. That proportion was 35.8% in fall 2003 and 40.4% in fall 2006.
  • Latino/a/Hispanic staff proportions have remained consistent since Fall 2006 as well as the Black or African American staff proportions during this period. It is important to note that the introduction of the "Two or more races" category in 2007 may account for some of the variation.

Composition by Gender

  • Females comprise a majority of staff at Santa Clara in fall 2015 (59.8%), which has changed only slightly since fall 2003 (57%). However, differences do exist in staff position categories (e.g., senior managers, service workers, administrative staff, etc.), which will be presented at a later date. For example, in fall 2009, clerical, secretarial, skilled crafts, and service/maintenance staff were 67% female compared to 55% female within executive, administrative, managerial and other professional categories.